Petition to move Super Bowl to Saturday has over 80K signatures – CBSSports.com

Super Bowl Saturday? Having the big game one day earlier is apparently what over 80,000 fans want. High school student Frank Ruggeri, 18, of Palm Bay, Fla. started an online petition to move Super Bowl Sunday to Super Bowl Saturday, and it has quickly gained tens of thousands of signatures. While the Super Bowl is traditionally on a Sunday, moving it would mean less have to worry about heading to work the next day. The Monday after the game is a day in which some people traditionally miss work and Ruggeri argued moving it could prevent this.”It’s really, really important to me because 17.2 million people miss work,” Ruggeri said during a TV appearance. “That’s 44 billion dollars less of productivity.” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has said the television audience is larger on Sunday. But Ruggeri challenged Goodell’s reasoning, saying, “Commissioner Goodell, there would be more viewership. The people will be watching. Bigger party. And I think the economic impact would be easier to have it on a Saturday.”Sports cater to what will make the league the most money, so unless their is clear evidence Saturday would bring in more cash, it is unlikely the game ever moves days. Super Bowl LVI is taking place on Sunday, Feb. 13 at SoFi Stadium. The remaining playoff teams will duke it out to get one step closer to raising the Lombardi Trophy starting on Saturday.

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